On September 12, in the Park on Strelka in Yaroslavl, within the framework of the 1010th anniversary of one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, the fourth All-Russian festival of Russian hospitality SAMOVARFEST will be held.
The festival is held by the Culture of Nations Foundation with the support of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, as well as with the assistance of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Ethnic Affairs, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the City Hall of Yaroslavl. The partners of the festival are the International Association of Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Partners “Ethnobusiness”, the State Institute of the Russian Language. A.S. Pushkin, Moscow Art and Industrial Academy named after S.G. Stroganov and the Yaroslavl Regional Branch of the Assembly of the Peoples of Russia. Media partner – Guild of Interethnic Journalism.
The guests of the festival will get acquainted with national traditions, folk crafts, ethnic brands from various regions of Russia and gastronomic specialties. Special attention this year is paid to the children’s and youth audience. Children and their parents will be able to attend fascinating master classes and get acquainted with such unique folk art crafts as lace-making, Krasnoselskaya filigree, weaving, painting on metal and fabric and working with ceramics. At the festival you can also see an exhibition of old samovars, collected from rare exhibits in the collection of the Museum. V.Yu. Orlova. Everyone, without exception, will be able to ride the old Russian swing. This is a real attraction for children and adults, made in the form of a huge Palekh samovar.
For a young audience and lovers of modern culture, special entertainment has been prepared, representing a mix of modern cultural trends and national traditions of different regions. This is a graffiti competition in which artists from Yaroslavl and Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo and Vladimir regions will take part. All participants of the competition are perfectly familiar with the culture of our country and our country, and on September 12, right at the festival site, they will paint surfaces on the theme of Russian hospitality, multinationality and the richness of Russian traditions in real time. For those who are not indifferent to active sports, there will be a skatepark where you can learn how to ride a skateboard, improve your skills, try to perform tricks and even take part in a competition. And one of the most spectacular will be the youth stage, where the best representatives of the city’s street arts will gather on one site: modern choreography, young rap freestylers, beatboxers, vocal performers and DJs. Guests will enjoy master classes, DJ sets, hip-hop battles, in which, by the way, everyone can take part, and, of course, an excellent musical program with the participation of youth and national creative groups, including a completely unique project – a joint performance by a folk group , beatboxers and hip-hop musicians.
The main city picnic “Feast on the Volga” is responsible for treats on the 1010th anniversary of Yaroslavl. All guests of SAMOVARFEST will be able to taste both new dishes from local products and dishes restored according to traditional recipes of Yaroslavl cuisine.
SAMOVARFEST has been held annually since 2017 and was held three times in Moscow, as well as in Kaluga, Orel and Vologda and gathered about 300 thousand guests from various regions of Russia and foreign countries.
The purpose of the festival is to integrate representatives of different nationalities of Russia into a single cultural and spiritual space, to show not only the richness of Russian culture, but also to acquaint festival visitors with the national traditions of the peoples of Russia and demonstrate the modern achievements of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Program and all news of the festival on samovarfest.ru and fond-culture.ru…
Venue: Park on Strelka, Yaroslavl